What Happened Next

The phenomenally talented Cubby, over at http://reowr.wordpress.com/2013/09/13/what-will-be/ wrote a beautiful and poignant poem, entitled, ‘What Will Be’. I’m a sucker for a happy ending so I penned a response to it. Cubby very kindly suggested that I post my response. So here it is.

In my mind, I see a girl,
Feeling way too shy,
While other sees her very soul,
Gleaming forth from eye.

Her radiance he has noticed,
Not merely once, but many.
But fortune tripped intention
And cost courage, worth each penny.

In bed he lay, unwell to world
And bus did pass him by,
But dreams of her invaded fever
And caused his soul to cry

Unto the dark, where she lay sleeping,
In dreams the two will join.
Message relayed, all would be well,
Fate cannot purloin

The love of two, glimpsed briefly so,
And soon on lap she sits
While passengers gaze in awe to see
Two pairs of smiling lips.

I’m on this bus, I’ve been there,
A journey without end,
To court and to be courted
By love and life-long friend.


I need a happy ending.

I’m sorry, but it’s true.

Romantic heart cannot conceive

Of love lost, by even few.

8 thoughts on “What Happened Next”

    1. Cubby always elicits a response from me. Her poetry is very special. This one definitely had me looking for a happy ending. 🙂 Glad you enjoyed both. Hope you’re feeling better now. A tender heart when troubled is not a pleasant feeling.x


  1. So glad to see this here. It is a beautiful ending to an uncertain but hopeful future. The fact that you so deeply desire happy endings for everyone speaks a lot about the compassion you have for others. I love your writing and think you are phenomenally talented as well. 🙂


    1. The fact that you encouraged me to post what was, in effect, my sappy sense of ‘happy ever after’ speaks volumes of your generosity.
      This may end up as a mutual appreciation society here!
      Thanks, Cubby, for the encouragement and for your lovely words. I’ve said it before. You’re a gem.x


  2. Awww, I love this ending too! I had a read of Cubby’s before yours so I could imagine my ending first…we are pretty much on the same plane…oh, plane! did I say plane? now that would be an erotic piece to write …on laps…hmmm …mile high club….;)


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